TIFFIN, Ohio – Lake Erie competed at Tiffin on Friday, as the Storm kicked off its 2013-14 season with a dual meet against the Dragons. TU prevailed, 71-29, in the men's competition and 60-47 in the women's.
LEC's two teams tallied a combined six provisional marks in their test against Tiffin.
On the men's side, Tiffin won 10-of-14 events. Junior Joe Postwaite had a big day for the Storm men. Postwaite registered a Division-II-leading 15.24-meter (50 feet) performance in the triple jump. He matched that NCAA provisional performance with another provisional in the high jump (2.04 meters, 6-8 and1/4). Freshman Jocari Beattie matched Postwaite's provisional mark in the high jump.
Senior Ethan Snyder earned a fourth provisional for the LEC men with a second-place time of 8.25 seconds in the 60-meter. hurdles. Snyder earned first in the 600-meter run. Other Storm wins were recorded in the pole vault (Tanner Graybeal) and in the distance medley relay (Horning-Trent-Glowacki-Graham).
The Storm women split 14 events with the Dragons. Destiny Prusky highlighted the women's performance with a leap of 1.70 meters (5-7) in the high jump. That performance set a new Lake Erie program record and is currently the second-best in the nation.
Lake Erie's women set another program mark in the 4x200-meter relay. Danielle Corbin, Sara Moore, Ariana Jorgensen and Danielle Martin won the 4x200 with a time of 1:44.62. Jorgensen also notched her own LEC record in the 60-meter hurdles; she won that race by finishing with a D-II provisional time of 8.79 seconds.
Other Lake Erie wins in the close battle with Tiffin were logged by Martin (60-meter dash), Nikki Mosby (600-meter run), Shanita Fluker (1,000-meter run), and Nadia Lee (triple jump). The women's 4x400 relay also earned a win on the day at TU's Hemminger Center.
"These performances mark the best start by both the men and women in school history," said Interim Head Coach Ryan Rademacher. "We have a very bright future ahead of us, but there is still a lot of work to do."
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